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November 2, 2023 - December 17, 2023

Howl! Happening
6 East 1st Street
New York City, NY 10003 + Google Map

A T-shirt Extravaganza
Opening Reception: Thursday, November 2, 2023 at 6 PM

One thing we at Howl! Arts love about Scooter LaForge is his spontaneity—in his creative gestures and in life. He’s an experimenter, he takes a chance. The energy of his creation flows out into the world in forms as diverse as paintings, sculpture, clothing, jewelry, set design, ETC. He is a brilliant painter who does not edit his work to perfection. In fact, it is that roughness combined with elegance that always surprises. He tells the ugly truths about injustice where he sees it and at the same time gives us a world of sweet animals and creatures that open the heart and make us smile.

Wearing a t-shirt by Scooter is fun. You get noticed. They’re one of a kind. The shirt says “You are unique.” No need to wait for the end of the show: take it home with you right away and start wearing it, or gift it to a friend. On the spot block printing and painting will replenish the stock throughout the Tee Hee Hee exhibition event at Howl! Happening, 6 East First Street.

Scooter LaForge (b. Las Cruces, New Mexico) is a New York-based artist who has lived in the East Village for the past 18 years. His unique style mines the catalog of art history by infusing classical themes with a colorful sensibility. LaForge works in various media, including painting, sculpture, and drawing, and employs unorthodox techniques and striking iconic images.

Often combine-like, his works are a walking journal of images where ideas are explored and refined. LaForge approaches painting intuitively, absorbing what surrounds him and working on the canvas with agility and focus—drawing from a fertile inner emotional realm and an extensive painterly vocabulary.

His paintings have been shown at the Leslie-Lohman Museum in New York, the Friedrichshof Museum in Vienna, and the Spritmuseum/Absolut Art Collection in Sweden.

In 2015, the artist was awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant. He holds a BFA in painting from the University of Arizona.

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